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January 20, 1947 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Sharon Elaine Cottrell was born to Melvin G. Cottrell and Ruth E. Cottrell on January 20, 1947 in Nyssa, Oregon. At age 4, Sharon moved with her parents from Parma, ID to Nyssa, Ore. She attended all 12 years of school in Nyssa. Sharon enjoyed dancing. During her high school years, she danced the Highland Fling with Doug Patterson and they got asked to dance it for the exhibition dance at Gold and Green Balls. After graduating from High School, she went to beauty school at Mary Kawakami’s College of Beauty, in Provo, Utah. When she graduated from there, Sharon worked for Mildred Peterson in her beauty shop in Nyssa for several years. After that, she worked for Thelma White in her downtown beauty salon. Unfortunately, she had to stop working as a hairdresser due to some health issues. When she could no longer work in the salon, she sold Jafra Products and for a short time she and Lois teamed up selling “Christmas Around the World”. One of Sharon’s favorite callings in the church was serving in the Young Women’s Organization. She loved serving in the stake with Colleen Froerer, and especially loved going to Girls Camp. She would talk and laugh about her experiences there the rest of her life. She treasured those fond memories. And she loved working along side Colleen. She also enjoyed working in the ward Young Women’s Presidency with Robin Myers. Her health continued to decline as she got older so little by little those activities stopped. For many years she walked with her walker then eventually had to be in a wheelchair. She spent a few months in Nyssa Gardens but we took her back home when the pandemic hit. She enjoyed coloring and playing a game on her iPad. Sharon passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at St. Al’s Hospital at age 76. Services will be held in Nyssa at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 10 AM. A viewing will take place at 9 AM prior to the funeral service.